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Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

University of North Carolina, Wilmington
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 9, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Physical Education, Other Health & Medicine, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting Details

Position Title

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

External Link to Posting


CHHS - Dean's Office - 31500 College


School of Health & Applied Human Sciences - 31530

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Location of Workplace

Main UNCW Campus

Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The School of Health and Applied Human Sciences ( SHAHS ), within the College of Health and Human Services ( CHHS ) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington ( UNCW ), seeks an outstanding faculty member for an Assistant Professor (tenure track), nine-month position in the School’s Exercise Science program beginning August 2022. The successful candidate will become one of ten Exercise Science faculty members that serve approximately 400 undergraduate Exercise Science majors. The successful candidate will have a wide-ranging background and be able to teach a variety of undergraduate Exercise Science courses, including the Sport Nutrition course in the program ( EXS 322). Moreover, the successful candidate will conduct research, publish, write grants, advise students, and provide community engagement and service to the program, school, college, university, and profession.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
  • Doctoral degree in Exercise Science, or a closely related field with at least 18 hours of graduate coursework closely related to Exercise Science. Applicants who are ABD for the terminal degree may be considered depending on expected completion date.
  • Evidence of successful college teaching experience in an Exercise Science or closely related curriculum both face-to-face and online.
  • Academic preparation and professional experiences that contribute to the ability to teach Sport Nutrition courses.
Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience
  • Evidence of successful college teaching experiences in Sport Nutrition or related area.
  • Evidence of successful college teaching experience in a variety of Exercise Science courses.
  • Commitment to a diverse and inclusive learning environment.
  • Hold professional certifications associated with Exercise Science or closely related field.
  • Demonstrated potential to develop a successful research program and grant activity in Exercise Science.
  • Evidence of a commitment to promoting undergraduate student scholarly activity.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with constituents across the college and university.
Required Certifications or Licensure

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The School of Health and Applied Human Sciences ( SHAHS ) has six undergraduate degree programs:
  • Public Health
  • Exercise Science
  • Healthful Living and Fitness Education
  • Tourism, Recreation, & Sport
  • Recreation Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy (Face-to-face and fully online option)

The SHAHS also has Master of Science degrees in:
  • Athletic Training
  • Healthcare Administration (100% Online program)
  • Gerontology with 4+1 options:
  • (Bachelors / Masters) with Public Health / Gerontology
  • Recreation Therapy / Gerontology
  • Exercise Science / Gerontology
The SHAHS also supports :
  • Masters of Arts in Teaching ( MAT ) through the Watson College of Education
  • Masters of Education concentration in Physical Education and Health through the Watson College of Education
Minors are offered in:
  • Gerontology
  • Health
  • Tourism, Recreation, & Sport
  • Yoga Studies
  • Assistance Dog Training
The SHAHS is also home to the Physical Activity and Wellness program which delivers courses that fulfill University Studies requirements.

The SHAHS is located in the newly constructed Veterans Hall (

College/School Information

The College of Health and Human Services was created in July 2010 to provide UNCW with a new mechanism to link and focus its health-related research, professional continuing education, and health knowledge dissemination and application. In the formative stage of development, the CHHS is currently home to three professional schools: School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, School of Nursing, and School of Social Work. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a dynamic College that seeks to be nationally recognized for its inter-professional collaboration, community engagement and impact, and implementation science. The faculty, staff and students of the CHHS are committed to the pursuit of excellence and enhancing health and quality of life across the lifespan for individuals, families and communities in southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to- BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.

The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( UNCW ), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Eligibility for Employment

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. UNC Wilmington participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Special Notes to Applicants

Prior to the official appointment to the university, the candidate(s) selected for hire must be able to demonstrate eligibility to teach assigned courses by successfully meeting the credentialing requirements based on official transcripts and other documentation as required. Please note that a minimum of three professional references are required for all applications.

Please not that the following is required:
  1. Cover Letter (2-3 pages in length; please address how you meet the minimum requirements preferred qualifications for this position)
  2. Statement on Diversity and Inclusion – addresses how the candidate will contribute to fostering diversity and inclusion in the EXS program and on campus
  3. Curriculum Vita

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  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Diversity and Inclusion
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